Ampersand Advocates is a highly regarded civil liberties and human rights stable, known for representing both private individuals and public bodies in significant proceedings. Practitioners at Ampersand are regularly instructed by the government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Recent work includes acting in the petition for judicial review by For Women Scotland, regarding the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018.
"The team leader, Alan Moffatt, has been incredibly helpful, particularly when sorting out fees. He is a strong leader who is very accommodating and patient."
"A very professional team who also have the commercial reality required."
Aidan O'Neill KC As a barrister practising across England, Wales and Scotland, Aidan O'Neill KC is well placed to advise on all aspects of human rights law in the context of the legal systems north and south of the border. He is highly regarded for his finely tuned advocacy skills and has appeared before the Supreme Court, CJEU and ECtHR."He is most tenacious at pushing the points he advances."
Douglas Ross KC Douglas Ross KC draws upon his prior experience as a UN legal adviser to better assist his clients in significant cases. His highly active practice sees him making regular appearances before the Supreme Court, the Mental Health Tribunal and the High Court of Justiciary. He is particularly experienced in cases concerning prisoners' rights."He is a very clear, persuasive and experienced silk with great written and oral advocacy skills.""An effective operator who knows his stuff."
Usman Tariq Usman Tariq is a well-regarded civil liberties and human rights advocate whose practice is bolstered by his administrative and public law expertise."Usman is extremely able, with fantastic communication skills which he employs well in court."